• Friendly amendment - In parliamentary procedure, a friendly amendment is an amendment to a motion under debate that is perceived by all parties as an enhancement to the original motion, often only as clarification of intent. However, these amendments are to be treated like other amendments.
  • Non-textual amendment - In legislatures, more commonly in parliaments, a non-textual amendment is an amendment that alters the meaning or scope of operation of a piece of legislation, but without changing the text. This is done by creating a provision that refers to another provision.
  • Second-degree amendment - In parliamentary procedure using Robert's Rules of Order, the wording of a motion could be changed by an amendment. This amendment is called a primary amendment, or first-degree amendment. A secondary amendment, or second-degree amendment is an amendment of an amendment.
  • Substitute amendment - In parliamentary procedure, a substitute amendment is an amendment that replaces a portion or all of the wording in a proposal.
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  • Newsweek
    Have We the First Amendment Right to a 3-D Printed Gun?
    The First Amendment protects communication about making dangerous things, from bombs to napalm, and it certainly protects communication on how to fix guns or even construct them from scratch. If the government is going to restrict such information it ...
    Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 10:10:00 47 993

  • Daily Signal
    Sen. Mike Lee: Christian Baker Case About First Amendment, 'Compelled Speech'
    Daily Signal
    “The Supreme Court has said that the First Amendment, in addition to doing all the things that it does, prohibits the government from requiring individuals from making a particular statement with which they disagree. The government cannot force you to ...
    Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 22:23:37 0 134

  • Business Insider
    The House Rules Committee just blocked a vote on a critical cannabis amendment
    Business Insider
    The GOP-led House Committee on Rules on Wednesday blocked a floor vote on a critical cannabis amendment to a federal appropriations bill that protects medical cannabis patients and distributors from a federal prosecution. The bipartisan Rohrabacher ...
    Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 19:25:05 37 869

  • Ars Technica
    1st Amendment wins in self-proclaimed e-mail inventor's Techdirt libel suit
    Ars Technica
    Even so, the ruling, which followed two-plus decades of legal precedent, brings to mind how lawsuits like this can be used as a weapon to stifle the First Amendment and extract huge settlements to make the issue disappear. Masnick fought the ...
    Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 11:07:55 42 983

  • Times Herald-Record
    Amendment bars funding of Hudson River anchorages
    Times Herald-Record
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard will be unable to fund sites where barges and other large vessels can anchor in the Hudson River between ...
    Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 19:52:48 0 215

  • New York Times
    Revising the 25th Amendment
    New York Times
    The growing discussion about the 25th Amendment, which provides a mechanism for presidential removal and succession, is timely and important. As it stands, the amendment contains a fatal flaw. Absent Congress's decision to establish a body to declare ...
    Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 18:24:20 23 323

  • K2 Radio
    Federal Appeals Court Rules Wyoming Data Trespass Laws Violate First Amendment
    K2 Radio
    "We conclude that the statutes regulate protected speech under the First Amendment and that they are not shielded from constitutional activity merely because they touch upon access to private property," reads Thursday's ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit ...
    Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 22:31:02 20 282

  • SaintPetersBlog (blog)
    The First Amendment Protects the Dreamers, Too
    One argument against using Dreamers' submissions to deport them derives from the constitutional guarantee of due process in the Fifth Amendment. Zachary Price, a professor at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, argued last fall ...
    Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 17:58:41 3 127

  • Duluth News Tribune
    Emmer, Nolan add amendment to defund mining study
    Duluth News Tribune
    Nolan said in a statement Thursday that the amendment “upholds the legislative intent and history surrounding the several laws establishing the BWCA,” and that while most commercial activities are prohibited within the Boundary Waters, the “law and ...
    Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 01:18:00 49 793
  • House passes Emmer-Nolan amendment to halt mining ban in Superior National Forest
    The Ely Echo
    This amendment upholds the legislative intent and history surrounding the several laws establishing the BWCA, including the 1978 Act. Under those laws, mining, forestry and most commercial activities were explicitly prohibited in the BWCA - which is ...
    Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 14:56:20 49 890

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